Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC –Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after a Florida District Court judge ruled on the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s court ruling is one of many different district court rulings on this matter and represents one individual step in an ongoing judicial process. I am confident that when the legal process has been concluded, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will be upheld.
“Despite efforts to undermine the health care reform effort and take away patients’ rights, millions of Americans are already benefiting from The Affordable Care Act; from children with pre-existing conditions to seniors who are now finding it easier to afford prescription drugs. And because today’s ruling did not freeze implementation of the law, I am pleased that they will continue to enjoy those benefits.”